Sabre Holdings Names New Technology Leadership Team; Barry Vandevier Appointed Chief Information Officer

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 14, 2006–Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) announced that Barry Vandevier has become its new chief information officer, overseeing Sabre’s technology functions on an enterprise-wide basis. Additionally, Robert Wiseman recently joined Sabre as chief technology officer and Sara Garrison joined the company as senior vice president of Products and Systems Delivery.

“We’re driving one of the world’s largest conversions to open systems technology ever, while simultaneously operating the world’s largest and most efficient travel marketplace. We’re fortunate to have someone of Barry’s caliber who knows the organization and has respect across our company as we move through critical milestones in this effort,” said Sam Gilliland, Sabre’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Strong leadership in our technology groups is essential to our ability to connect people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities, and I’m excited about the leadership team we now have in place.”

Vandevier had been with Sabre’s Travelocity unit for the past 10 years, most recently serving as chief technology officer. He was instrumental in designing early site functionality and will continue to oversee Travelocity’s technology organization in his new role. Prior to joining Travelocity, Vandevier was a technologist for Sabre Holdings, supporting agency and hotel reservation products. Previously, he was an engineer for American Airlines.

Robert Wiseman joined the company in May of this year as chief architect and was named Sabre’s new CTO less than three months later. He brings 20 years of travel technology experience with him, with his most recent roles as CTO of Cendant Travel Distribution Services and senior vice president of Future Technologies with Cendant’s consumer travel Web site. Wiseman’s areas of responsibility will include enterprise architecture, security and enterprise server management, among others. Wiseman replaces Craig Murphy in advance of Murphy’s planned retirement in early 2007.

Sara Garrison, senior vice president, Products and Systems Delivery, was previously senior vice president of Network and Open Systems for Inovant, a Visa subsidiary, and served as senior vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Her experience with complex high-speed, high-availability systems, and her exceptional leadership skills and global experience will be invaluable as she leads the ongoing transformation of the company’s technology. Garrison replaced Joan Kuehl, who retired in August 2006.

Sabre’s technology organization works on some of the most advanced technology, not only in the travel industry, but across all high-tech fields. This includes the company’s transformation to open systems and open source technology, a robust use of Web 2.0 components and advanced use of rich media. The technology leadership team brings the depth and breadth of experience required to advance Sabre Holdings’ history of technology leadership and innovation.

About Sabre Holdings

Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. Sabre Holdings supports travelers, travel agents, corporations, government agencies and travel suppliers through its companies: Travelocity, Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, the company has approximately 9,000 employees in 45 countries. Full year 2005 revenues totaled $2.5 billion. Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company, is traded on the NYSE under the symbol TSG. More information is available at

CONTACT: Sabre Holdings, Southlake
Emily Kinney, 682-605-3286

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